This tasty dip, adapted from Karen Solomon's recent Jam it, Pickle it, Cure it (Ten Speed Press; $24.95), will wow a crowd. And it only requires a few ingredients.
Place cannellini beans in bowl, and mash with fork; set aside. Heat a small pan over medium heat; add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, and let it warm. Add garlic, and chopped fresh sage leaves. Stir constantly for 4 minutes or until garlic is brown and sage is crispy. Pour hot oil over beans; stir. Garnish with 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, and add salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and store in fridge up to 1 week.
Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It (Ten Speed Press)